AS concerns grow nationally over possible food supply disruption BRACE is exploring a new way to boost local shopping.

The environmental group invites growers, farmers and shop owners from Llanfyllin and the borders to a talk by Nick Weir of the Open Food Network on Wednesday, November 11th at 7.30pm.

This Gloucestershire-based not-for-profit company offers communities an online shop front where individual growers and small shops can sell their stock.

Attendees will hear from people running successful food hubs in other parts of the UK and see behind the scenes how the Open Food Network functions.

The webinar will explore ways that food hubs can link up with existing local shops and create additional employment.

BRACE spokesperson Alison Alexander said: “Food hubs can be a great way to generate income for producers and stimulate additional sales for markets and independent shops. We’d really like to bring

everyone together to explore this idea. It’s a chance to boost our local economy and provide quality food.”

For more information about the online marketplace:

The joining link for the Zoom session will be on Brace’s Facebook page and website